Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Cable oiling for bikes

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Posh Sevenoaks,UK
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Question Cable oiling for bikes

    Seems an odd topic I know but I have to oil the cables on my bike especially the throttle and altho it looks easy its not, Ive looked at articles on the net and they suggest removing the whole cable which seems extreme, I have a cable oiler device but I dont know how to use it (a clamp oiler) , would it be enough to unattach the cable under the throttle grip and blast some pressurised wd40 into the cable? Would this be enough do you think?
    Antec P160/Abit IC7Max3/P4 3.02Ghz/PC3200 1GB/120GB Seagate Barracuda/Zalman CP7000/Radeon 128MB PRO with Arctic cooling/120mm fans


    Yamaha YZF R6 2004 (Red)

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Hatfield,Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    If you look underneath the throttle switch gear, you'll see atleast one hole, usually 2. Just pop the straw from the wd40 can up in the hole and squirt. Keep twisting the throttle as you do it, you'll feel it freeing up. I do this once a week on my bikes, and at the start of winter, I whip the cables off and hang them up. Tape a funnul to the top of the outer cable, fill cable with engine oil. Then keep pulling the cable until oil dribbles out the end. Then you stick 'em back on the bike

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Posh Sevenoaks,UK
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    excellent thanks for replying Ill have a look tonight, never even thought they may have holes there for oil
    Antec P160/Abit IC7Max3/P4 3.02Ghz/PC3200 1GB/120GB Seagate Barracuda/Zalman CP7000/Radeon 128MB PRO with Arctic cooling/120mm fans


    Yamaha YZF R6 2004 (Red)

  4. #4
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,840
    Thanks
    2,905
    Thanked
    2,925 times in 1,809 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    only troulbe is WD40 is quite thin.

    I know it sounds disgusting, so becarefull in doing it, BUT use a drinking straw and engine oil.

    If you put a drinking straw into a bottle of regualr engine oil, then put your finger over the hole at the top, it'll hld the oil in....then align the straw with the hle at the end of your cable, and then move your finger away and quickly get your mouth over and BLOW!!!!!

    Its what I did for the extinguisher and engine cut-out cables on the rally car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Posh Sevenoaks,UK
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    thats a good idea hadn't thought of that at all, just remember to blow and not suck *fnaaaaaaaarrrrrrr*
    ...I need to get out more.......top idea m8
    Antec P160/Abit IC7Max3/P4 3.02Ghz/PC3200 1GB/120GB Seagate Barracuda/Zalman CP7000/Radeon 128MB PRO with Arctic cooling/120mm fans


    Yamaha YZF R6 2004 (Red)

  6. #6
    Studmuffin Flibb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    4,904
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    324 times in 277 posts
    • Flibb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250G
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3GB MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr
      • PSU:
      • FSP
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Deffl TFT thing
    Oi Mark I can get you a proper pippett if you want. It would allow you to blow the oil down the cabel without using your mouth.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Posh Sevenoaks,UK
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb
    Oi Mark I can get you a proper pippett if you want. It would allow you to blow the oil down the cabel without using your mouth.

    Its amazing how a simple idea to get my cables greasy ended up with turkey basters and pippets I guess apipeet would be even better ...know you of such a nightmare device?
    Antec P160/Abit IC7Max3/P4 3.02Ghz/PC3200 1GB/120GB Seagate Barracuda/Zalman CP7000/Radeon 128MB PRO with Arctic cooling/120mm fans


    Yamaha YZF R6 2004 (Red)

  8. #8
    Studmuffin Flibb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    4,904
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    324 times in 277 posts
    • Flibb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250G
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3GB MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr
      • PSU:
      • FSP
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Deffl TFT thing
    Yep will get you one, will keep eyes open for you on MSM/Yahoo later. Can also get other goodies

    The thought of you with a turkey baister makes me quiver (with horror).

  9. #9
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,840
    Thanks
    2,905
    Thanked
    2,925 times in 1,809 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    Bellows

    for a fire.

    for a really large oiling of a cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  10. #10
    Studmuffin Flibb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    4,904
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    324 times in 277 posts
    • Flibb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250G
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 3GB MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr
      • PSU:
      • FSP
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Deffl TFT thing
    Just talking to a mate at work, he has one of these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
    Disconnect one end of the cable and pump the oil up through. 2 sizes available.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Posh Sevenoaks,UK
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    ack just seen this and Im at work, will have to look tonight grrrrrrrr
    Antec P160/Abit IC7Max3/P4 3.02Ghz/PC3200 1GB/120GB Seagate Barracuda/Zalman CP7000/Radeon 128MB PRO with Arctic cooling/120mm fans


    Yamaha YZF R6 2004 (Red)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Ethernet connection problem (cable modem).
    By Dorza in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14-09-2008, 03:35 PM
  2. PSONE LCD - Ribbon cable extension
    By Devedander in forum Chassis and Mods
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-10-2005, 04:10 AM
  3. Monitor power cable?
    By ajbrun in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 26-05-2004, 07:54 AM
  4. What type of cable is this?
    By TomWilko in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18-02-2004, 08:08 PM
  5. Speaker cable - what do you use?
    By unrealrocks in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 13-02-2004, 08:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •